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Monday, April 7, 2014

Graveyard of Dreams - review

This H. Beam Piper story was a bit of a surprise. No time travel; no alternate quantum realities.
Just a basic people story that happens to take place in a reality in which interstellar travel is fact.

The story uses the setting, and hints of the history, to an effective manner in outlining the means by which one individual can affect a change on a planetary scale.

One person can make a difference if they have the right vision and the right knowledge so long as they also have the right backing.

That's the uplifting take-away from this story; even though the story itself highlights the depressing reality of economic stagnation and the self-perpetuating system that economic depression is when it depends on actual cash.

The many allegorical aspects of this story make it a worthwhile read.

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